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    Nyesom Wike, metaphor for good over tyranny

Nyesom Wike, metaphor for good over tyranny

BY SEHINDE OMONIYIDeride him as much as you can and want. Hate him as many in the opposition have adopted to. Even some have chosen to see him as a trouble maker who is despised and criticised as brash and without finesse. Regardless however, ardent followers of our democracy must come to terms with the reality that Rivers State Governor, [...]

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    Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

BY ADAMU GWAZUWANGIn the aftermath of the 2019 elections, Rivers State will continue to intrigue sociologists and political analysts alike, regarding the rather rapid escalation in the scale of politically-related violence even as there is empirical evidence of the dramatic pace and scope of infrastructural development projects which have significantly enhanced the welfare and empowerment of the majority population, in [...]

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    Rivers APC: INEC determined to rig for Wike

Rivers APC: INEC determined to rig for Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is determined to rig governorship election in the state in favour of Nyesom Wike, the incumbent governor.On March 10, INEC suspended all electoral processes in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results. The commission eventually announced a rerun [...]

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    Wike: PDP can lose in other states — not Rivers

Wike: PDP can lose in other states — not Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no other party can win in the state except the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike spoke when members of the national assembly, elected on the platform of the PDP, presented their certificates of return to him at government house, Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Friday.Commenting on the suspension of electoral processes in the [...]

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    Army denies making attempt on Wike’s life

Army denies making attempt on Wike’s life

The Nigerian Army says there is no truth to the allegation that it made an attempt on the life of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers.Wike had alleged that Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding of 6 Division, sent troops to assassinate him in his residence on February 15.But the army, in a statement by Sagir Musa, its spokesman, described the allegation [...]

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    Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is planning to harass 200 judges who are not willing to cooperate.The governor made this allegation on Sunday at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike said that credible intelligence intercepted by him revealed that a minister told a gathering that following the [...]

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    Wike: Vote for Atiku… he’ll develop Nigeria rapidly

Wike: Vote for Atiku… he’ll develop Nigeria rapidly

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has urged the people of his state to vote overwhelmingly for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Atiku, Wike said, has the business and leadership acumen to create employment opportunities and revive Nigeria’s economy.The governor gave the charge while addressing the people of Omuma in Etche local government area of Rivers.“Whatever you [...]

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    Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

The police command in Rivers has confirmed the kidnap of Anugbom Anuoha, the special adviser on lands and survey to Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.Anuoha was said to have been abducted by unknown gunmen in military uniform.Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesman in the state, made the confirmation in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.He said the incident took place [...]

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    Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is worse than the military era.Wike said this during the inter-denominational service held to mark the year's armed forces remembrance day.Accusing the government of poor human rights record, Wike said Nigerians would resist any attempt to "deliberately truncate the nation’s democracy".He said the plan to arraign Walter [...]

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    Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that going by recent happenings in the country, he is not sure elections will hold in 2019. Wike said this while hosting a group of lawyers under the aegis of class 84 of the Nigerian law school at the government house, Port-Harcourt, the state capital.He alleged intimidation of the judiciary, saying the situation must [...]

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    Wike: It’s time for PDP to sack this ineffective government

Wike: It’s time for PDP to sack this ineffective government

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    Wike: We’ll teach PDP a bitter lesson if it changes convention venue

Wike: We’ll teach PDP a bitter lesson if it changes convention venue

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says there might be consequences if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moves its national convention out of Port Harcourt.The national working committee (NWC) of the party had fixed the convention slated for October 6 for Port Harcourt but some of the presidential aspirants kicked against it.While receiving Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state and [...]

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    Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has alleged that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers south-east at the senate, are conspiring to disparage and defame him.In a statement on Friday, Amaechi, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, alleged that the duo are plotting to use his former cabinet members to tell fake, concocted [...]

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    Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is not interested in becoming the vice-president of the country.Wike said this during an interview with The Osasu Show at government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday.There have been reports that Wike is plotting to emerge running mate to whoever emerges presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But he debunked the reports, [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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    PDP is dead, says APC

PDP is dead, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said this in a statement on Sunday while reacting to a statement by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party have planted agents in the PDP.The governor said he knows some PDP presidential [...]

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